Pamela, (Mother) with 4 year old Irenaeus Chisiza Msenga: Madam can you introduce yourself? Pamela: I am Pamela Chipeka and am 29 years old. I am staying in Area 25, Lilongwe. Msenga: What can you tell me about your child? Pamela: My child is Irenaeus Chisiza, male and 4 years of age. He was born with Cerebral Palsy (microcephalus) and is also epileptic. Msenga: When … Continue reading Interview with Pamela, a single mother of a child with disability from Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa.
Estery lives in Lumbadzi, Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa District of Malawi. She lives with her mother who has been a widow since 1991 when her daughter, Estery was a year old. The mother who is about 69 years old, explained that Estery was born prematurely at 6 months, with weak nervous system. She cannot stand not sit. She has to always lie on her … Continue reading PODCAM counsels a family for locking up a member with disabilities for 30 years.
Speaking with one parent of a youth with disability, Ronnacy Nyirongo of Mzuzu City PODCAM support group, sounded SOS. Ronnacy says that in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, families with children with disabilities are severely hit economically. Such that they cannot afford to buy the lucrative face masks for themselves and their wards. In fact she said that even the acquired masks do not … Continue reading Families of Children with Disabilities are severely hit economically due to Covid: steps taken in Malawi to train parents on making masks.